Student Overview

Kent State students often say that the university gives them sense of belonging, a feeling that they fit. No matter their gender, race or ethnicity, there’s a place for everyone to find their purpose and thrive. Our strong academic programs and nationally recognized faculty help set Kent State apart and make the choice to enroll here an easy one.

  • Scholarships
    $92+ Million in Scholarships Offered to First-Year Students in 2021-2022
  • Plane Circling Globe
    200+ education abroad programs in more than 60 countries
  • Student Clubs and Organizations
    350+ student organizations

Our students are comprised of individuals from across the globe. They will find that they belong here among their peers, learning from the best faculty possible.

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  • About 33,000 enrolled in 8-campus system
    • Nearly 32,000 undergraduate students
    • 25,000+ Kent Campus undergraduate/graduate students
    • 8,000+ Regional Campus students
  • Ranked in 19th percentile for full-time graduate students.
  • 80.5% retention rates for first-time, full-time freshmen (Kent Campus).
  • More than 9,500 degrees awarded in 2019.
  • 5% international students from more than 98 countries
  • 19% Kent State undergraduate minority students:
  • Additional ethnicity/race data:
    • 1.9% Asian
    • 0.07% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • 3.2% Not reported

View Detailed FlashFacts  View Student Diversity Data

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Student Ratios

Top Majors

Undergraduate Top Majors

  • Nursing
  • Exploratory
  • Psychology
  • Business management
  • Fashion merchandising
  • Criminology & justice studies
  • Biological sciences
  • Nursing technology
  • Public health
  • Early childhood education

Graduate Top Majors

  • Nursing
  • Library & information science
  • Podiatric medicine
  • Public health
  • Music education
  • Community mental health counseling
  • User experience design
  • Business administration
  • Computer science
  • Higher education administration & student affairs

Learn more about programs and degrees at Kent State